07/31/2013 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training at Vero Beach (Ages 14-18) Nicholas is an athletic OF/LHP that will graduate in 2015. Currently, he utilizes his feet well in tracking down balls, displaying range in the OF. He takes proper routes / angles but needs to work to get behind balls and play through more to continue to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength to build more arm strength. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact and works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. On the mound, fastball showed range of 72-73 mph arm side run. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with gradual break. Changeup is best off speed pitch, showing a solid feel for with arm side run. Command / control are a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and a hard worker. With 2 years to further develop, Nicholas has abilities with time and room to improve.